Home Care Allowance Program

Colorado's Home Care Allowance Program is a non-Medicaid program that allows certain family members to be hired and paid for providing personal care services. 

Elderly, Blind, and Disabled Waiver

Colorado's EBD Waiver, also known as the Home and Community Based Services Waiver, is a Medicaid program that assists aged and/or disabled persons to remain in a community setting. This program allows certain family members or friends to be hired and paid to provide personal care services. Other services may include:

Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services Program (CDASS)

Colorado's CDASS program is a Medicaid program that allows certain family members, spouses may be eligible under specific circumstances, to be hired and paid to provide personal care services.

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State System of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Caregiver Assessment in Medicaid HCBS Waiver Program Yes
At Least One State Program with Consumer-Directed Option for Family Caregivers Yes
Lifespan Respite Grant Yes
State Respite Coalition Yes - Colorado (formerly was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, underwent a major redesign and became However, the program's mission remains the same: reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information.

Colorado Respite Coalition

Coalition of organizations that promote services and support for family caregivers. Coalition website serves as a resource for caregivers and those who work with caregivers providing online respite provider lists by county and information on respite helpline.

Colorado Legal Services

Provides free consultation for legal issues such as: Family, housing, immigration, benefit programs, and elder law. Senior services include: Living wills, medical durable POA, etc. 

Network of Care

Online directory of aging and caregiver support services, which can be searched by category. Includes statewide resources and services available for seniors and people with disabilities.


Medicaid is a health insurance for people with limited income and resources. It pays for a variety of medical services, including in-home care or nursing home care, depending on eligibility.


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